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Brazil, Colombia, Dutch and Costa Rica 5/1 to all qualify

| 27.06.2014

Coral offer irresistible odds of 5/1 for all of the favourites in their respective matches, Brazil, Colombia, the Netherlands and Costa Rica, to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals.

The hosts and record five-time champions face Chile, the Coffee Growers take on Uruguay, Clockwork Orange play Mexico, and the Group D winning giant slaying Central Americans meet Greece next in the last 16.

Brazil v Chile
Going by history, Brazil (odds-on at 1/3 to qualify) have an overwhelming record over their fellow South Americans. The Samba Boys have nine victories in their last 10 meetings with Chile, drawing the other, and have beaten them 21 times in their 33 meetings.

Hulk and Neymar, who has four goals this tournament so far, have been on target against them recently, and the former is priced at 2/1 to score anytime, with the Barcelona forward a 3/1 chance to get two or more.

Colombia v Uruguay
Another South American battle sees Group C table-toppers Colombia (odds-on to qualify at 4/7) face Uruguay, who controversially qualified. Luis Suarez did not feature in the 3-1 loss to Costa Rica, but played a big part in both victories over England and Italy, for differing reasons. It look certain he will not be on hand in this crucial battle, though, due his bite on Giorgio Chiellini.

The Coffee Growers have been in emphatic form, as they won all three of their group games, with the likes of Jackson Martinez and James Rodriguez impressing in attack, in the absence of Radamel Falcao. They are 5/1 and 9/2 respectively to score again anytime.

Netherlands v Mexico
In the last four head-to-heads between these two sides, the Netherlands have won three, with the other being a draw. Clockwork Orange are odds-on favourites to qualify from this battle at 1/2.

The two previous meetings have ended 2-1 in favour of the Europeans, so back that score again at 17/2. Robin van Persie, who returns from suspension, netted twice against them last time out as well, and is 5/1 to bag a brace or better once more against Miguel Herrera’s men.

Costa Rica v Greece
These two nations have never had the pleasure of playing each other at senior level before, but it is Costa Rica (odds-on at 4/5 to qualify) who go into this head-to-head full of confidence. The so-called Central American minnows have shocked the world, after their performances against Uruguay, Italy and England saw them top Group D.

Greece, on the other hand, managed to scrape their way into the last 16, having failed to score this finals until their third game against the Ivory Coast. An injury-time penalty saw them finish second in Group C, but their overall performances suggest they won’t progress further.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.